General information

Audition Information

Everyone is welcome to audition! The Concert Band Program is proud to include students from over 30 majors on campus.

New member auditions for the UC Davis Concert Band for Fall Quarter are available on Monday, Sept. 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 27.

  • Previous members need not audition.
  • Percussionists should email Pete Nowlen to set up a special appointment time (in a space that has percussion instruments).

Fill out an online audition form.

If you prefer to submit a recorded audition please upload here, or email Pete Nowlen with your request.

There are two bands during the year: 

  1. UC Davis Concert Band—offered all three quarters—is directed by Pete Nowlen, and is a wind-symphony sized group of about 55 musicians, for which an audition is required.
  2. University Campus Band—offered only in Winter and Spring quarters—and is open to all students and community members without an audition. Independent study credit is sometimes available.

Meetings and rehearsals for the UC Davis Concert Band

Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:10 to 6:00 pm in Room 105, Music Building.

Rehearsal times for the University Campus Band

Fridays, 4:00–6:00 pm in Room 105, Music Building.

Audition Times

Please sign up for an available time online.

What to Expect in the Audition

Prepare a 1 to 2 minute piece of your choice, demonstrating your best capabilities.

An excerpt from the repertoire of the year will be given to you to sight read.

Play two scales of the director’s choice – between 3 sharps and 3 flats

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